Artist Douglas Lochner in his studio with gravity 3.0 sculpture, from July 2015 photo session for Ventana Magazine feature, Rudy Loupias photographer.
Douglas Lochner is an American artist working in a wide variety of mediums including forged glass, metal, stone, wood, ceramics, software and electronics.
A minimalist, he strives to create joyous works that touch people on a primal level, conveying uplifting themes that circumvent the limitations of language, heritage and culture.
His studio works include kinetic sculptures, blown and cast glass, fine art lighting, furniture and architectural elements.
His public art sculptures and interactive works grace museums, airports, hospitals, public parks and buildings nationwide.
Lochner is known for his technical wizardry and mastery of materials, often inventing new processes and pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved. This is especially true of his works in glass, one of his favored mediums.
A passion for discovery and the drive to innovate led Lochner to his recent career as a professional artist. Lochner has always worked in creative pursuits, first as a photographer, then as the creative director of his own advertising agency. An unquenchable thirst for knowledge and new challenges drove his exploration of electronics and software. In the 1980s he branched out into designing and engineering software and systems, providing innovative solutions to the likes of Apple, NASA and UCLA to name a few.
In 2001, disgusted with the inefficiency of our energy infrastructure, he started Flexible Energy®, focusing his energies on designing ultra-efficient distributed energy solutions.
Now he is focusing the same passion, energy and drive that propelled his commercial success to fine art. Since leaving the commercial sector in 2007, he has been awarded numerous public and private commissions.